Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer is diagnosed in approximately 3.3 million people in the U.S. annually. Of Those Total NMSC Diagnoses, approximately 80% are Basal Cell Carcinomas

I consider basal cell carcinoma to be a sort of sleeper diagnosis. Yes, it is cancer. Yes, you must take this diagnosis seriously. However a diagnosis of this form of skin cancer is rarely dangerous. Frankly I look at a diagnosis of basel cell carcinoma as more of a disfigurement issue.

As you can read from the therapies listed below, there are a host of choices if you have been diagnosed with basel cell carcinoma. As must of a consideration for your initial diagnosis, is the concern of a recurrence.

I have six of the risks listed below for NMSC. I had a mole surgically removed from my face a few years ago. The pathologist report said only that the mole was “inconclusive.” As a result of both my high risk of skin cancer and as a result of the inconclusive diagnosis of my mole I follow a series of evidence-based, non-toxic skin cancer therapies that reduce my risk of skin cancer.

 Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer at a Glance-

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Risks UV Exposure, HPV, Genetics, Skin Pigment, Immunosuppression, Radiation Therapy, Age, Previous Skin Cancer,
  • Symptoms Itching, Bleeding, Shape (A,B,C,D,E).
  • Diagnosis Visual inspection (A,B,C,D,E), Skin Biopsy (Shave, Punch, Incisional/Excisional)
  • Prognosis- Staging-
  • TherapyConventionalNon-Conventional,Integrative/Alternative

 

From vitamin D, green tea, and other supplements to foods and lifestyle therapies, I work to prevent basel cell and squamous cell skin cancers from ever causing problems for me.

Have you been diagnosed with basel cell carcinoma?  I am a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Scroll down the page, post a question or comment for me and I will reply to you ASAP.

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment & Management

“According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the goal of treatment for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is elimination of the tumor with maximal preservation of function and physical appearance…

In nearly all cases of BCC, the recommended treatment modality is surgery. [65, 5, 4] The surgical approach varies according to tumor size, depth, and location. Dermatologists may perform nearly all of the therapeutic options in an outpatient setting…”

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